Tame Impala is a single person named Kevin Parker who writes, plays, and produces all the recorded music, but tours with a group of other musicians to form the full live band.

Tame Impala

Tame Impala is the psychedelic music project of Australian multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker. In the recording studio, Parker writes, records, performs, and produces all of the project’s music. As a touring act, Tame Impala consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). The group has a close affiliation with fellow Australian psychedelic rock band Pond, sharing members and collaborators, including Nick Allbrook, formerly a live member of Tame Impala. Originally signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is now signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK.

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11 thoughts on “Tame Impala is a single person named Kevin Parker who writes, plays, and produces all the recorded music, but tours with a group of other musicians to form the full live band.”

  1. bunk

    And half of the band that tours with him are another band called Pond, which Kevin Parker has produced. Check out Pond.

  2. 10sharks

    The Nine Inch Nails model

  3. giverofnofucks

    Well obviously. He’s not called Tame Impalas.

  4. sparkythewondersnail

    Next you’ll tell me he burns and ships the CDs, screws himself with his own contracts and buys his own coke.

  5. ronald_poe

    I’m pretty sure this was the case with the Primative Radio Gods also. And the Foo Fighters first album was entirely David Grohl.

  6. timbrelyn

    So surprised by how much my metal- head friend got into Tame Impala. We both enjoy the vibe.

  7. Sip_py

    I literally only heard of Tame Impala because the Wiggles covered them sometime recently. It came up in a youtube mix while my daughter was watching.

    One of those situations where I’ve now seen the name 3-4 times in the past few weeks.

  8. loki1337

    His shows are actually really dope too, saw him at Sasquatch and it was easily the best show of the weekend.

  9. Mouldy_Old_People

    It used to be a 2 piece but someone said she left with Trevor

  10. dancingking84

    And he’s also Australian.

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